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Pittsfield NH Master Plan Committee

 

Members:
Ralph Odell - Chairman
Ted Mitchell - Secretary
Paul Metcalf
Helen Schoppmeyer
Merrill Vaughn
Clayton Wood (Planning Board Rep)
Jim Pritchard (Planning Board Rep)

 


2010 Master Plan

2012 Master Plan Town Survey

Purpose and Overview of a Master Plan | Goals

Pittsfield NH Economic Profile |


 

The Pittsfield Master Plan Committee meets at the Pittsfield Town Hall at intermittent meeting dates throughout the year on an as-needed basis. Notices of meeting dates are posted at the Town Hall prior to each meeting.

 

Vision of the Future

The overall goal of the town, it's "vision of the future," is balanced, moderate growth to strengthen the downtown and increase the economic base, while maintaining the rural character of the town. Critical to the implementation of this vision is both commitment and sufficient funding to enact the recommendations of the plan. Sufficient funding is necessary to meeting this vision, and wherever possible outside grants should be pursued to supplement the town's budget.

 

What is a Master Plan?

A Master Plan is a document that provides a sense of direction for the future by translating a community's wishes with regard to growth, development and land use into specific objectives, standards and recommendations for action. The recommendations contained in a master plan are applied to public as well as private endeavors.

 

A master plan assesses current and future needs of the town by examining all those factors that are impacted by growth and development (transportation, housing, schools, community services and facilities, recreation, natural and historic resources, land use and economic development) and making specific recommendations for each.

 

Master Plan Committee lnteractive Process

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Planning History in Pittsfield

In the 1960's the Pittsfield Board of Selectmen and the town's Planning Board, conscious of the fact that the future of Pittsfield depended on bringing about a positive change in direction of the existing situation, determined that a plan should be established to guide Pittsfield's growth. As a result, the town obtained a federal planning grant (commonly referred to as a 701 grant available through section of the Housing Act of 1954), and with assistance from Hans Klunder Associates, Planning Consultants of Hanover, New Hampshire, a two-year study of the town was completed and adopted by the Planning Board in 1964.

 

The 1964 Master Plan was a twenty-year plan with recommendations dealing with land use and zoning, economic activity, community facilities, streets and traffic, and schools. The possibility of change and expansion was pointed out with the notation that the degree of improvement would depend on how well the town was prepared for the anticipated growth, whatever form that development would take. The plan referred to Pittsfield as primarily a residential community with relatively few manufacturing opportunities. It observed, also, an ebb in the retail business. The plan  indicated a hope that the then-pending improvement of the route 28 access combined with a recommendation future expansion of Pittsfield's retail center, among other factors, would revitalize Pittsfield's sagging economic base.

 

In the late seventies, the town again took a look at it's future and began a revision of the Master Plan in preparation for an effort to enact a zoning ordinance. The revision was not a comprehensive one, focusing only on land use and zoning district categories. It was not until 1988 that the voters of Pittsfield successfully enacted a zoning ordinance.

 

Again in 1994, the Planning Board recognized the need to revise it's planning documents and it began a revision of the Master Plan. Goals and objectives were prepared and adopted in 1994 by the Board as the first step in this process. However, because of the Board's increasing workload, it was not able to continue the process. As a result in early 1997, the Board formed a Master Plan Committee composed of Board members and interested citizens who began the process anew.

 

 

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REQUEST FOR SEALED BIDS

LAND PURCHASE

The Town of Pittsfield New Hampshire is requesting interested parties to submit a sealed bid to purchase a 3.7 acre parcel of property located near Ingalls Road. The lot being offered for sale is land-locked and is identified on Map R38 Lot 9-1. Bids must be received by 3:00pm Sept 2, 2014.

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Board Member Vacancies
The Town of Pittsfield is seeking residents to serve on the following boards:

BCEP Solid Waste Committee - Budget Member


Parks & Recreation Commission - 3 Members


Planning Board - 3 Alternates


Zoning Board of Adjustments - 2 Alternates


Please submit a volunteer appointment form to the Town Administrator at 85 Main St. Pittsfield, NH. 03263
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Pittsfield Fire Department

Does your house have a number on it and is it clearly visible from the road? The Pittsfield Firefighters Association can help. More


Volunteers Needed for the Emergency Shelter

The Emergency Managment Shelter Director is looking for volunteers to help in times on emergency.  Read More.

Sanderson Trust Fund
Click Here for the printable application for the Sanderson Trust Fund.

Concord Regional CrimeLine
Needs Your Help to stop crime! More.

Keep Our Kids Safe!
Take action to prevent underage alcohol parties Call TIPP (603) 226-3100

Food Pantry in Need of Donations!

Don't wait for a food drive! Bring in donations of any size. Click Here for a list of needed items!


Senior/Disabled Resident Call-in Program

Want the fire dept. to check on you daily? Click Here!


Neighborhood Watch

Call John Webber 435-7535. Click Here for more info and the Volunteer Citizens Patrol


Restaurant Owners

interested in providing kitchen scraps to local farmers for fertilizer or animal feed. Please contact. More


All Burning Requires a Permit!

Stop by the fire station or call 435-6807 for burning conditions and permits.

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Also see Cable Channel 24! Send Request for Ch.24


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Mum Sale Fundraiser
The Suncook Valley Sno-Riders 3rd annual Fall Mum Sale will be held on Saturday Sept 13 and Sunday Sept 14, 2014 from 9am-5pm at the EXIT Reward field on the corner of Rt. 28 and River Rd. SVSR maintains over 50 miles of snowmobile trails in Pittsfield and Barnstead!
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SPCC Turkey Dinner

The South Pittsfield Community Club's Turkey Dinner will be held on Saturday

October 18, 2014

Everyone is welcome!

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Weight Lost!

Tops is a not for profit take off lbs sensible program meeting are on Tues. More


Walk The Historical Trail!

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